Northeast Missouri Production Sale
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ~ 11:00 AM ~ Memphis, MO

A group of dairymen in Northern Missouri are again planning a production sale for October. This will be the thrid year for this successful sale. If you are interested in consigning please contact a sale representative right away. Animals soon to be cataloged. Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk, springers, open heifers and some bulls all sell. Contact James Penn 660-342-0250; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to consign or to receive a catalog.


 Added Lots

 Sale Updates
 Sale Order


Click on the image below to view the Catalog in full size. When you are finished looking at it, click on the white X in the middle/top part of the screen or press the ESC button on your keyboard to return to this page.

NEMO Sale Catalog Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

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A group of 60+ head of Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk and be part of your herd plus 6 bulls. Several springing and open heifers sell as well. Cattle will be tested for interstate shipment. Lactating Cows calving prior to two weeks before the sale will be tested for staph aureus and strep. Contact James Penn 660-342-0250; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog.


Click on the image below to view the Catalog in full size. When you are finished looking at it, click on the white X in the middle/top part of the screen or press the ESC button on your keyboard to return to this page.

September Pulsator Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.


Tenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2017 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/17
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.

Nominate your Cow of the Year in the Pulsator this year!
Deadline to nominate in the Midstates is Nov 20
Pulsator deadline is Dec 1.


Three Yr Old Missouri Holstein Show
Eight head showed for the 3-Year-Old Holstein Show on Friday, August 18 at the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. This year the show again was held in conjunction with the state fair. Four breeders and 6 head were represented at this year's show. The judging this year was performed by Roger Turner, WI.

KABA Select Sires sponsored the top three adult
places with directors chairs! And ABS sponsored the first place Jr chair.

Missouri State Fair was the host of this year's futurity. We really appreciate their hospitality and effort they put forth to make everyone feel welcome. Thank you for supporting the Missouri Holstein Association!

Top 3 in 2017 3-Year-Old Show
L to R: 3rd Place: Toecky Shot Glass, Becky Durst; 2nd Place: Gat-Dix Amazing Maryland, Jessica Gatton-Dixon; 1st Place: Robthom Jett Atwood, Janice Ling


  1. Robthom Jett Atwood VG88
    Owner: Janice Ling
    Overall Production & Foot & Leg Winner

  2. Gat-Dix Amazing Maryland EX90
    Owner: Jessica Gatton-Dixon
    3rd Production

  3. Tockey Shot Glass GP84
    Owner: Becky Durst

  4. Toecky Hero Bernadette VG86
    Owner: Becky Durst
    2nd Production

5. Scribble Sexy Corvette GP83
    Owner: Andrea Scrivner

6. Scribble Dodge Sassy VG85
    Owner: Kylie Scrivner
    1st Junior

2017 Junior Futurity Winner
Scribble Dodge Sassy VG85 owned by Kylie Scrivner
Winning Chair sponsored by ABS Breeders. Flanked by MO Princess Lora Wright and ABS Representatives Kevin DeVore and Ray Schooley.


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2020 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017 then click on the 2020 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2018. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2020 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader



A Limited Opportunity for Elite Genetics
January 19, 2018

Get ready for the Missouri State CONVENTION Sale, January 19, 2018 in Springfield, MO. This sale is an opportunity to purchase a limited amount of high quality select cattle. Offerings will include limited live lots along with embryos and picks of flushes.

Consignments for this sale are being accepted now! Call a member of the sale staff below if you have an animal or choice to be considered.

You wonít want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle!

Sale Staff:
Jason Ewing 417-689-2016
Mike Wilson 417-825-0161
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Brad Groves 417-880-7012
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Shannon Kleiboeker, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Brad Groves, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 13 South Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Monday, November 13 Southeast District
Evening Meeting

Tuesday, November 14 Northeast Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Tuesday, November 14 West Central District
Evening Meeting

Wednesday, November 15 Southwest District
Lunchtime Meeting


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations DUE
Nominations Due October 30, 2017

Taking Nominations for all award categories.

Anyone can nominate an individual for Missouri's Dairy Hall. Nominations are due Ocotber 30, 2017. The categories for nominations are listed below.

1. Dairy cattle breeder: How does the living and active nominee stand out among his/her peers as an outstanding breeder of dairy cattle? In what ways have the accomplishments of the nominee been recognized?
2. Dairy leader: What leadership positions has this person held and what accomplishments have been made that contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
3. Pioneer dairy leader (a deceased person): What leadership positions did the person hold and how did the person contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
4. Meritorious service: What kind of service did the nominee provide to the Missouri dairy industry and how did this service aid the industry?

Click here to download a Nomination Form.

Return nominations to:
Joe Horner
223 B Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7355 office


State 4-H Dairy Judging Team Excels at World Dairy Expo and Earns Trip to Europe!

3rd Place Team Overall National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
This qualifies the team to attend the contest in Europe!
Grant Groves, Lora Wright, Ellie Wantland, Daryin Sharp

Itís been quite a day! A good, but tough National 4-H Dairy Judging contest. We donít have the details of all the results yet due to an error in the printouts, but this team set a goal two years ago and made it a reality today. We are Europe bound!

3rd place team overall, again behind Wisconsin and Maryland!

2 All-Americans- Lora Wright 6th and Ellie Wantland 9th

Ayrshire - Grant Groves 10th, team 4th
Brown Swiss - Lora 2nd, team 7th
Guernsey-Lora 4th, team 5th
Holstein - Grant 9th, team 2nd
Jersey - Ellie 3rd, team 5th
Placings - Ellie 5th, Lora 8th
Reasons- Lora 10th, team 3rd (best team finish )

More photos and results as soon as they are available. Thanks to all our sponsors!! We couldnít have done this without you!

State 4-H Dairy Judging Team Seeking to Replace Funds

The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team is seeking annual donors to support the travel experiences of the team. We recently lost a large annual sponsor, and need to replace approximately $3500 of our annual budget in addition to funding the continued judging of the team in Europe in 2018.

We chose to contact you and ask for your assistance because you know first hand what being a part of a judging team means to young people. In fact, during the survey we conducted in 2013, former Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team members told us how important that experience was to their development. We had nearly a 50% return rate on our survey, and 80% of participants strongly agreed that their 4-H dairy judging experience had increased their communication and public speaking skills. Seventy-eight percent of respondents strongly agreed their 4-H dairy judging team experience had increased their presentation skills, and 70% strongly agreed their 4-H dairy judging team experience helped them in meeting new people.

We appreciate your willingness to partner with us to continue this legacy for the MO 4-H Dairy Judging Team. Your financial contribution of $100, $250 or $500 is fully tax deductible. Wonít you consider helping us by completing the attached pledge card today? Thank you in advance for your support of Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging!

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 or

Click Here to View Letter and Sponsorship Card

Women In Dairy

Separate October Meeting ~ Breeding Workshop

Calling all WOMEN IN DAIRY!! Breeding Seminar - October 11
RSVP asap!

Southwest Group - Mt. Vernon SW Center - Breeding Techniques including a hands on lab!
South Central Group - Social Lunch

Questions or to RSVP contact Reagan Bluel 41-847-3161, MU Dairy Extension

Reagan Bluel, Extension Specialist
Reagan sharing WID info at the July meeting at College of the Ozarks.

Reagan Bluel, sharing about Women in Dairy
at College of the Ozarks.

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PULSATOR - December 2017

Dec 1 Deadline: Advertise COW OF THE YEAR Nomination!

Advertise your Cattle for Sale or place a Farm Ad


Missouri Holstein is excited to announce we will provide advertising in the Pulsator Newsletter. The next issue will be coming out in March. Both full color and Black and White ad options are available and very affordable. Circulation is across the entire state of Missouri consisting of over 200 dairy farmers.

Do you have seed or hay to sell? Cattle that you would like to move? Bulls to sell or are you needing some springers? This is the place for you. We would love to help you with your advertising needs. We can take your ideas and design your ad.

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $100
Half Page - $50
Quarter Page - $30

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $80
Half Page - $40
Quarter Page - $20

Click Here for Ad details and reservation form

Contact Secretary, Jodi Wright ASAP to place your ad. 417-743-2921-2679 or



For those enrolled in the 2017 USDA Margin Protection Program,
July / August was $9.67

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2017
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2017 Missouri Membership List - By District

2017 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



October 10 Late Entry Deadline for Louisville
October 11 Women in Dairy: SW - Breeding; SC - lUnch
October 17 NEMO Sale, Memphis, MO
October 19 Extra Late Entry Deadline for Louisville
October 21-22 Arkansas State Fair, Little Rock
October 21-22 Texas State Fair, Dallas
October 30 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.

Nov. 6 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY, Judge Justin Burdette, PA

November 8 Women in Dairy: SC - Breeding; SW - lUnch
November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 13-15 State District Meetings

December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 State Convention Sale - Consignment deadline

December 8 Junior Award Deadline - Postmarked to Shannon Kleiboeker
December 13 Women in Dairy - Combined Wreath Making

December 15 Deadline to Signup for MPP 2018


January 15 Southwest Regional Holstein Show, Ft. Worth, TX
January 19 Missouri State Convention Sale
January 18 - 20 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo
February 1 Missouri State Futurity Entries Due
February 15 NHWSO Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
March 1, 2018 MDA Dairy Scholars Scholarsip Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
Scholarship details
April 3 - 8 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymenís Resource Guide:

Genex Custom Collection Services:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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